MOSCOW, September 25 (RAPSI) – Moscow prosecutors have approved indictment against a local lawmaker Oleg Sheremetyev in a case on embezzling over 2 million rubles (about $30,000) of budget funds, the press service of the Prosecutor Office of the city reports.

The case is now to be considered by court.

According to investigators, from November 2019 to February 2020, Sheremetyev monthly prepared and submitted to the Duma office documents on bonus awards ranging from 350,000 to 600,000 rubles for his assistant. The data contained intentionally false information on the fulfillment of highly sensitive tasks by his subordinate. In fact, Sheremetyev embezzled the funds. He allegedly caused damage worth over 2 million rubles to the Moscow budget.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.